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Let’s get to know Elder Ronald A. Rasband!

03/22/23 | 1 min read
We may get to hear from him soon at general conference.

What do you think your first job will be? Maybe you’re already working! Some of the jobs Elder Ronald A. Rasband had as a teenager included mowing lawns, picking up golf balls, and working at a grocery store. Here are some other fun facts about him.

Elder Rasband:

  • Led his Boy Scout troop on a mile-long swim across a lake.
  • Was really into cars in high school and owned four of them before his mission.
  • Served as a missionary in the Eastern States Mission (which included the Bermuda islands!) and later as a mission president in New York, USA.
  • Put a pause on his college education to accept a once-in-a-lifetime job offer. Years later, Utah Valley University awarded him an honorary doctorate of business and commerce.
  • Married Melanie Twitchell in 1973 in the Salt Lake Temple. They have five children.
  • Was called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in October 2015.

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Learn more about Elder Rasband here.